January 24, 2016

Shantesh Kelvekar's paper titled "Water Beyond its Objective Realm" was shortlisted and published as part of ISOLA Conference - 2016. The paper in alignment with the conference's theme - Water & Society, touched upon the notion of water in Indian cul...

December 1, 2013

"Urban Transmogrification: Necessity for Mutation of Spaces" is an article by Shantesh Kelvekar that was published in Issue 38 (Dec, 2013) of Journal of Landscape Architecture, India. 

Transmogrification is an act of changing the existing into a diffe...

February 1, 2013

-A Manifestation For Future Models of Societies

Urbanism is a complex phenomenon, and is a synchronisation of a series of phenomena that adds to the plurality of any settlement – be it small or large. Urbanism then can be perceived as a time and space...

June 1, 2012

The hill ecosystems form a major environmental resource. But today, in India, most hill stations are facing the onslaught of industrialisation, urbanisation, commercialisation, destruction of heritage sites and deforestation. This has resulted in lan...

January 20, 2012

Walking through the morose streets of present Lucknow, these massive building structures dating from the days of the Nawabs rear out of the surrounding anarchy like monuments from some lost civilisation, seemingly as disconnected from the present as...

October 10, 2011

Cities in the present scenario are both shrinking and expanding. Shrinking, as the virtual becomes more realistic and provides a platform for social, communal and economic activities; eliminating the need for physical space. And at the same time expa...

June 30, 2011

Abstract for MONU#15

Karl Heinrich Marx – Marxism, why so much of opposition? Marx was being holistic into his approach, he attempted to understand the dialectics of society‐politics‐economics of that era and respond to the conditions. He was critical...

May 3, 2011

'Project Fresh Kills', was a essay/ paper written by Shantesh Kelvekar as part of term 2 for Machining Landscapes lead by Tom Smith. The paper looks at the case of Fresh Kills as a dumping ground on Staten Island, and how it from there evolves into a...

May 3, 2011

A paper by Shantesh Kelvekar titled 'Learning Unlearning' was written and published in May, 2011 in London. Written for Douglas Spencer's term, the paper is a not just a documentation of the OMA’s proposal for Parc de La Villette, Paris;but is an att...

January 17, 2011

"Landscape Paraphrased Into Urbanity" was written by Shantesh Kelvekar as part of a term and session titled Machining Landscape by Tom Smith. The paper allowed to deepen the research of Shantesh in collaboration with Stanley to review the Jintang Isl...

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